Accession Number : ADC016682
Title : A Comparative Analysis of USAF Fixed-Wing Aircraft Losses in Southeast Asia Combat
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 1974-Mar 1975
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
Personal Author(s) : Gabbert, Richard D. ; Streets, Gary B.
Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADC016682
Report Date : DEC 1977
Pagination or Media Count : 176
Abstract : This report includes an analysis of all USAF fixed-wing aircraft combat losses in Southeast Asia from 1962 through 1973. Special attention is paid to aircraft loss rates, crewmember survival rates, threats encountered, and system(s) damaged. Specific comparisons are made among the F-4, F-105 and F-100 aircraft. The effect of one vs two engines upon aircraft survivability is addressed. An assessment of the effectiveness of fuel system vulnerability reduction modifications is made.
Descriptors : *JET FIGHTERS , *DOWNED AIRCRAFT , MILITARY AIRCRAFT , KILL PROBABILITIES , FLIGHT CREWS , COMPARISON , DAMAGE ASSESSMENT , VULNERABILITY , RATES , JET BOMBERS , MISSIONS , LOSSES , STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS , SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL) , FIXED WING AIRCRAFT , ANTIAIRCRAFT DEFENSE SYSTEMS , SOUTHEAST ASIA , COUNTERINSURGENCY , ATTACK BOMBERS , SHORT TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT , OBSERVATION AIRCRAFT.
Subject Categories : BOMBERS
ATTACK AND FIGHTER AIRCRAFT
PATROL AND RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE